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committee, congresswoman rosa delaura, and congressman rob andrews. we are pleased to be joined by our chair of the judiciary committee, congressman john conyers and the chair of our gun violence prevention task force congressman mike thompson. we thank you, mike, for your leadership. we are also joined by our distinguished whip, steny hoyer. with that i'm going to yield to steny for a moment and then to our co-chairs. >> i thank you very much, madam leader, and chairman andrews on the steering committee for scheduling this. obviously critically and very timely hearing and look forward to hearing from the witnesses. clearly all of us as the president indicated in his talk today and presentation of his program and signing of executive orders, we all feel the urgency of responding to the dangers that our communities confront when the distribution of guns and large capacity magazines and with the status of our mental health observations of folks who ought not have guns and make sure we know who is getting weapons of great danger to our community. so i appreciate the witnesses. i welcome them. i
. democratic leader nancy pelosi will lead. you'll also hear from congresswoman rosa delauro of connecticut who is one of the co-chairs of the steering and policy committee. you're watching live coverage here on c-span. also, following the meeting here of the policy committee, we're going to show you president obama's comments from earlier today and his proposals on gun violence that he announced at the white house. there's leader pelosi about to get under way here on c-span. >> on the screen, michael nutter, mayor of philipp delve yarks and one of several folks who will testify this afternoon before the democratic is steering and policy committee about gun violence. also you'll hear from the superintendent of schools in newtown, connecticut. president obama releasing his proposals on gun violence earlier this afternoon. we'll show that to you after this meeting of democrats and you can also see the president's announcement on our website at c-span.org. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you all very much for joining us on this very solemn and important occasion for the american people. just ov
, she will soon have a company when rosa parks completes her journey from the back of the bus to the front of statuary hall later this year. [applause] now we look around and remember the men and women who helped to define our nation. they like us worked hard to move this country forward. here in this hall, four presidents took the oath of office. here abraham lincoln served his single term in congress, and john quincy adams, the only former president to return to serve in the house spoke out against slavery. today we also remember in event that took place outside the building but reverberated within. this year marks the 50th anniversary of the reverend r. luther king junior's march on washington, which spurred passage of the historic civil rights laws. we are honored to have with us a colleague, congressman john lewis, a speaker at that historic march. [applause] ongressman lewis' life exemplifies the courage and sacrifice that has made our nation great. please stand and take about what so we can all recognize you. [applause] -- take a bow so that we can all srecognize you. b
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